DOWN BY THE RIVER
During the lockdown many families enjoyed walking and sitting down by the river and also being able to go swimming. While one woman in particular felt it was a treat to rediscover these beautiful areas around us, she was also very concerned about the amount of litter by the river.
Instead of just talking about it, Mary has decided to actually do something and is organising some lovely events in the coming months. The goals would be to make the areas nicer, increase our connection to the river, have fun by the river, and get together with other people who might be able to encourage more activity along the river.
There will be three small events on the first Saturday of the next three months in three different areas from 10am to noon
Saturday 4th July along the river and around Inniscarra cemetery
Saturday 1st August at the Fionn Laoi side of the Regional Park
Saturday 5th September in the fields by The Anglers
Ballincollig Tidy Towns are delighted with Mary’s initiative and have organized litter pickers, gloves and black bags. They will also collect the filled bags
Saturday 4th July
Gather at the car park at Inniscarra graveyard at 10am and do a Litter Pick along the river and around Inniscarra cemetery for half an hour
From 10.30am do a Chalk Art activity for the kids (and adults)
From 11am join a conversation with Pat O’Callaghan from Inniscarra Historical Association about the cemetery and old abbey
If anyone has questions, they can contact Mary on firstname.lastname@example.org
PLEASE COME OUT AND SUPPORT